updated 04/11/2009 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/11/2009 AT 2:00 PM ET
"I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."
Woody Harrelson defends his clash with a photographer at New York’s LaGuardia airport Wednesday night as a case of mistaken identity, in a statement issued Friday by his publicist.